Monday, May 21, 2018
Public safety

Authorities: Robber who killed Seminole clerk ran away with nothing

SEMINOLE — The man who killed Mohammod T. Islam in a robbery got away with no money, authorities said Sunday.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office released details of the Dec. 28 slaying and new photos Sunday in the hopes of catching Islam's assailant.

Islam, 37, of Clearwater was a clerk at JFS Food Mart, where he was found Wednesday night after being shot in the chest.

The Sheriff's Office released the following description of the crime Sunday:

The suspect entered the food mart just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. He leaned over the counter, talked to Islam, then shot him in the upper chest and jumped over the counter.

The suspect pistol-whipped Islam, and tried to get him to open the cash register. Islam collapsed, though, and the suspect fled on his BMX-style bicycle without taking anything.

The new surveillance images released Sunday were obtained from another Seminole-area business, and were taken a few days before the shooting, according to the Sheriff's Office.

They depict the suspect in a solid black shirt. Authorities have described him as slender, in his late teens to early 20s, and wearing large stud-type earrings in each ear.

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